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Naylor: Something To Look Forward To

Skipper can't wait for football to resume

5 April 2020

Tom Naylor
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It is the day that Pompey should have been walking out at Wembley, backed by more than 50,000 noisy fans.

The club were supposed to be celebrating their 122nd birthday by facing Salford in the Leasing.com Trophy final.

However, the coronavirus pandemic ensured the final – like most football matches around the world – was postponed.

And skipper Tom Naylor is looking forward to being able to lead the Blues back out on the pitch again.

The midfielder said: “We should have around a month left of the season and be enjoying a trip to Wembley.

“It’s frustrating that we’re not able to do that because we all remember what a great day it was last season.

"We should have around a month left of the season and be enjoying a trip to Wembley."

Tom Naylor

“I’m sure that everyone feels the same and hopefully we can get started back up again as soon as possible.

“Nobody is sure just when that will be at the moment, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.”

With the country currently in lockdown, Naylor has been heartened by the community spirit on display.

He said: “It’s been brilliant to see everyone come together to show support for all the key workers and volunteers.

“Things like everyone clapping for the NHS are a really nice gesture for those people who are helping us.

“Who knows where we wold be if it wasn’t for them and they really do deserve all the praise they get.”


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